I got back from Paris on Saturday. Here are some observations from my trip:
* Practically everyone was polite and friendly.
* Rosè wine is popular in Paris from what I saw. Here it's not very popular and is considered inferior to white or red wines. Personally, I like a rosè in summer.
* Good dress sense seen in Paris. Even though it was colder than here - about 3 degrees in the evening, people weren't buried under layers of clothing like they are here. They seemed braver towards the cold like the Inglesi are. I saw women with tights and heels and a winter coat (the just-left-the-office look) which is a look I like. In Naples, even though it's warmer in comparison, you usually see women in boots or trousers until Spring.
* People smoke in restaurants. In the places I went the whole restaurant seemed to be one big smoking section.
* Shop assistants didn't pounce on my entry as they do here. I did go in the bigger shops mainly, so I'm not sure about the smaller stores - that could be a different story, non saprei.
* Walkers crisps are called Lays en France. Potentially confusing.